A heat pump is an all-in-one cooling & heating system. Many of our customers are confused by the term “heat pump” when we are discussing it as a form of cooling or air conditioning. During the summer months, it works as an air conditioner. A heat pump will extract heat from inside your home and transfer it to the air outside – allowing the inside temperature of your home to become cooler! In cooler or winter months, it does the opposite – taking heat from outside and moving it inside.
For optimal comfort and efficiency, a heat pump can be combined with a furnace in a dual-fuel system. When used during the winter months, a heat pump can be three to four times more efficient in the use of electric power. A heat pump may be an ideal solution for those customers who want a robust heating system with the flexibility of having a cooled home for those shorter Pacific Northwest summers.
You can have a heating and cooling solution in one system with a heat pump system – call Dick’s Heating today to schedule an appointment today to find out if this is a solution for you.